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Alberta to give municipalities relief on oil and gas uncollected tax

Alberta to give municipalities relief on oil and gas uncollected tax

Cost estimate of program determined once applications received from municipalities, $10 million cap The Alberta government is supporting municipalities by providing a tax credit for uncollectable education property taxes on oil and gas properties, according to an Alberta government press release. Municipalities collect education property taxes on behalf of the province through their municipal property […]

By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Online campaign aims to bring more electric cars to Canada

Online campaign aims to bring more electric cars to Canada

Campaign wants Canadians to support an aggressive zero-emissions vehicle policy A new campaign based on the assumption that Canadians have bought fewer electric vehicles because they have fewer models to choose from, especially compared to Americans. That needs to change, argue five leading Canadian organizations that are together driving the point home via a new […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘The Trump Shadow: The New Urgency of Business Tax Reform in Canada’ – Conference Board of Canada

‘The Trump Shadow: The New Urgency of Business Tax Reform in Canada’ – Conference Board of Canada

Canada’s business investment has been weak for a number of years By Natasha Jamieson, Conference Board of Canada Amid the shadow of tax reform legislation in the United States and the need to boost business investment at home, Canada should look to reduce the tax burden on businesses of all sizes, according to a new […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Supreme Court of Canada to hear AER appeal of Redwater abandoned wells decision

Supreme Court of Canada to hear AER appeal of Redwater abandoned wells decision

Since May 2016,  1,600 AER-licensed sites disclaimed by receivers with liabilities over $100 million The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed it will hear the expedited appeal of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Orphan Well Association on the Redwater decision, according to an AER press release. “For the past two years, we have worked very hard […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Coal Workforce Transition Fund will support Alberta coal workers, says Bilous

Coal Workforce Transition Fund will support Alberta coal workers, says Bilous

Government will give coal workers third-party retraining programs that provide employment placement The Government of Alberta is creating a worker transition fund, focusing supports on the ground, and calling on the federal government do its part to support coal workers, according to an Alberta Government press release. The $40-million Coal Workforce Transition Fund will provide […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada’s energy use grows, but energy intensity declines – NEB

Canada’s energy use grows, but energy intensity declines – NEB

Total energy demand to decrease 2.7 per cent by 2040 The NEB’s most recent long-term outlook, Canada’s Energy Future 2017: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 (EF2017), projects total energy use, which includes fossil-fuels, renewables and nuclear, to increase slightly in the baseline Reference Case, according to a press release. Despite increasing energy demand, the energy […]

By November 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada ratifies global agreement to reduce hydrofluorocarbons, a powerful greenhouse gas

Canada ratifies global agreement to reduce hydrofluorocarbons, a powerful greenhouse gas

Canada recently published regulations to reduce hydrofluorocarbons consumption by 85%, by 2036 Canada is now among the first countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will phase down powerful greenhouse gases, according to a Government of Canada press release. Found in air conditioners and aerosols, hydrofluorocarbons—or HFCs—are thousands of times more […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Federal clean fuel standard could lead to economic growth, up to 31,000 jobs – report

Federal clean fuel standard could lead to economic growth, up to 31,000 jobs – report

Report estimates 1.2 million electric vehicles could be on Canadian roads by 2030 Last year, the federal government announced it would develop a policy that aims to cut more carbon pollution than any other in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, by promoting the production and use of cleaner fuels in vehicles, […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Irving pleads guilty in Quebec gasoline cartel case

Irving pleads guilty in Quebec gasoline cartel case

Investigation resulted in charges against 39 individuals and 15 companies in 2008, 2010 and 2012 Irving Oil Limited pleaded guilty today to one count of retail price maintenance in the gasoline industry in Thetford Mines and Sherbrooke (Quebec) and will pay a $287,583 fine, according to a Government of Canada press release. The announcement comes […]

By November 8, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Chevron to develop Duvernay, calls it one of most prospective plays in North America

Chevron to develop Duvernay, calls it one of most prospective plays in North America

“Duvernay formation one of most prospective liquids-rich shale plays in North America” Chevron Canada Limited announced it’s moving into development on a portion of its leaseholdings in the Kaybob Duvernay area of west-central Alberta, according to a press release. The decision follows a successful three-year appraisal program by Chevron. It’s anticipated the initial development program will comprise […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →